Rising Out Of Time By Jane Austen Essay

1017 Words Nov 29th, 2014 5 Pages
It was once said by an English novelist, Jane Austen: “A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself”. Some might think this is true, and others might think education is the road to life. Today’s student do not learn to appreciate the beauty of language, and instead find learning about others’ lives and applying them to their own rather more compelling. Reading fiction allows readers to compare their experiences with the experiences of characters to make a point. Fiction novels “The Casual Vacancy”, “Gone Girl”and “Falling out of time”have recently been published which today’s students are finding easy to relate to. Although these three novels are relatable, “Falling Out of time” is by far the most relatable novel for today’s students. “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling beings with the death of one of the main characters, Barry Fairbrother, a Pagford Parish councillor who was fighting to keep the neighbourhood known as the Fields a part of Pagford. An election was held to fill Fairbrother’s casual vacancy on the council a few weeks after his death. “The Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, and teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and…

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